100% Preventable! Yet Another White Scumbag Illegal Alien!
A 17-Year Nightmare of Identity Theft Finally Results in Criminal Charges
LOS ANGELES, April 12 — For 17 years, David B. Dahlstrom, a locksmith in Salt Lake City, has not been entirely himself. That is because, the authorities here say, Yorck A. Rogge, a German immigrant in Los Angeles, has been him, too.
The real Mr. Dahlstrom, 45, had lived a relatively uneventful life with his wife until Mr. Rogge entered the picture, prosecutors said.
Mr. Rogge, 41, who was first arrested using Mr. Dahlstrom’s name in 1990, has committed a string of crimes under it, the authorities said, and is in a state prison for violating parole after being charged with stealing a car and assaulting his girlfriend last year. Prosecutors in Los Angeles want to keep him there.
The city attorney’s office filed charges on Wednesday against Mr. Rogge, accusing him of 81 counts of identity theft and fraud. *snip*
From 1990 until last year, Mr. Rogge was convicted of a series of crimes using Mr. Dahlstrom’s identity. Vandalism in 1994. Burglary in 1995. Leaving an accident scene in 2001. Making a bomb threat in 2004.
A victimless crime?
The case illustrates the tangled trail identity theft can leave, said Rocky Delgadillo, the city attorney, although he called this one “extraordinary” both for the duration of the fraud and the number of crimes traced to Mr. Rogge under his assumed name.So the only reason an American citizen didn't go to jail was the scumbag criminal's gun moll gave him up?
As a result, Mr. Delgadillo said, Mr. Dahlstrom has had difficulty getting credit and at one point was detained by police officers serving an arrest warrant in his name.
“This certainly demonstrates the kind of nightmare identity theft victims can suffer,” said Mr. Delgadillo, whose office last year established a special unit of four prosecutors to investigate identity theft, a problem federal authorities say has grown considerably in the past decade.
Mr. Dahlstrom said the ordeal had left him feeling “violated and confused.”
“Me and my wife have been stressed,” he added, “my credit has gone downhill. I cannot believe it happened to me.”
Mr. Dahlstrom told the authorities that in 1985 he lost his wallet in Utah. The wallet contained his birth certificate, Social Security card and driver’s license. Prosecutors said Mr. Rogge used Mr. Dahlstrom’s identity in 1990, when he was arrested and convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles. *Snip*
Mr. Dahlstrom, meanwhile, first became aware his identity had been stolen when he was denied a credit card in 1997 because of what a creditor called “fraudulent activity.” In 1998, he received an insurance claim for an accident he was not involved in and another claim a few years after that.
When he reported the trouble to the authorities in Utah they referred him to the police in Los Angeles, where the incidents occurred. The Los Angeles police, he said, cautioned him that unless he had the true name of a suspect little could be done.
Last year, the police in Utah told him there was a warrant for his arrest, and Mr. Dahlstrom called the Los Angeles city attorney’s office pleading for help.
Ultimately, there were some lucky breaks.
Mr. Rogge’s girlfriend, in a pique of anger, divulged his true name to a parole officer last year, who called Mr. Dahlstrom, who called the city attorney’s office, starting a deeper investigation. Investigators determined the fingerprints of the two Mr. Dahlstroms did not match.
Hanging would be too good for this waste of skin and oxygen!
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